Friday, February 5, 2010

Friendly visits

I am so lucky to have a handful of friends that I've known for a decade or longer. Many of my closest friends are girls that I met in my sorority. Unfortunately since college we've all moved to various areas of the East Coast and don't get to see each other as often as we would like.

Right after graduation it was easier for everyone to get together but over the years people have gotten married, had babies and become busier with their careers so it's not uncommon for months to go by without being able to visit each other. Back in 2008 several of my girlfriends got married and between the showers, bachelorette parties and weddings I was able to see my friends several times that year. It was great.

I was so excited this morning when I realized that over the next few months I'll have several opportunities to see some of my favorite people. There will be at least one event each month between now and May which give me the chance to visit with some of my closest friends.

-February-- I will be heading back down to East Carolina University at the end of this month for my sororities 50th Anniversary of being on ECU's campus. There will be a formal Saturday night with dinner and dancing and there will not only be the current AOII members but Alumni dating back to the early 90's. I haven't seen some of these girls in years and I can't wait to take Kristian to show him around the place where I spent some of the best years of my life.

-March --My matron of honor is hosting my shower/bachelorette party weekend down in Raleigh, NC where she lives. It will be a small group of my college friends, most of whom live in NC.

-April -- I will be heading back down to NC again, this time to Charlotte for KLaw's baby shower! Kristen is my friend that lives the furthest distance away, requiring a plane flight for any visit so I'm especially excited for the chance to see her and celebrate such a joyous occaision.

-May -- My wedding!!! I realize that with all the craziness that will be going on that weekend I probably won't get to spend quite as much time with my girlfriends as I would like so I'm very relieved to have these other opportunities prior to the wedding to catch up with everyone.

Having the chance to see my friends up to 4 times in the next 4 months makes me so incredibly happy. It's hard living so far from the people I love that I really do cherish every opportunity we have to get together.


KLaw said...

yay! I love how its all coming back together again. I only wish I could afford to fly up for every single one of them!

Bicoastal Bride said...

I hear you! I live across the country from most of my family and friends, and planning the wedding has been amazing in that it’s allowed for a lot more trips and visits.

Jenni said...

awww that will be so much fun! I'm so excited for you!!!!!

meredith said...

ahh, this sounds so fun. you're going to have a great next four months!

Ela said...

So fun! I love that you've got all these months planned out. So much to look forward to :)
Me on the other hand, I barely know what I'm doing tomorrow.
Happy weekend, hon!
p.s. I know, it's crazy how much makeup and brushes can cost. Seem to last forever though but yeah some extra spending money would be fun :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

That's wonderful! :) Enjoy!

Kristin said...

Tried and true friends are the BEST! I get to see all mine next week and I can't wait!

Marian said...

Aw, time is going to fly by. And sounds like the next few months are going to be wonderful!!

Juliana said...

How exciting. I am so glad that I came across your blog this is such an excitig time in your life. My wedding day was the very best day fo my life. I look forward to watching you plan and see we have many of the same readers. I am now following you. pop on by and follow back if you would like.juliana from a blonde walks into a blog

MODG said...

busy social bee.

bananas. said...

this is definitely a good year for you. i think i've said that before but this now confirms it.